Everton supporters’ rage boiled over as the Blues went 2-0 down to relegation-threatened Norwich inside 20 minutes, demanding Rafa Benitez be sacked.
The mood among travelling Merseysiders was rebellious even before kick-off at Carrow Road, with anti-Benitez banners present in the away section again. Michael Keane’s own-goal and Adam Idah’s follow-up two minutes later turned them desperate.
One angry supporter darted from the away end, between the stewards and onto the pitch – making for the Everton manager in the dug-outs. He was seized by security before he could get close to the Spaniard.
Rafa Benitez is on the brink after Everton’s damning defeat to Norwich City on Saturday
A banner appeared once again in the Everton end calling for Benitez to be sacked by the club
Richarlison struck back on 60 minutes but it wasn’t enough. Norwich bagged only their third victory of the season and Benitez hangs by a thread.
The former Liverpool manager received a hostile reception upon arrival and raised anxiety with his transfers before a strong start raised hopes – before a recent implosion that has supporters dwelling on his Red connections ever more.
‘I’m convinced he’s been sent in to take us down,’ @jt1998efc wrote on Twitter.
@ParrettGost added: ‘There’s no chance a single Evertonian can defend him now, right?’
One fans broken onto the pitch and tried to confront the Everton boss himself on Saturday
‘#RafaOut, make the change Everton, he’s finished and past it,’ @mullen_it_over fumed.
‘Graham Potter or Frank Lampard (should be appointed). Younger, new start. Fresh ideas and hopefully stop the rot and save us.’
Everton have taken one win from their last 13 matches, including defeats to Brentford Brighton, Crystal Palace, a 4-1 rollover at rivals Liverpool and conceding five against Watford.
Benitez’s men have sunk to 15th in the Premier League, and the Spanish boss will likely see more backlash in the stands after banners first emerged at the 3-2 FA Cup win over Hull City.
The Toffees are tumbling down the league and trust appears to have been broken at Everton